• About hair regrowth again.

    Asked by cjtrumbo on Thursday, March 6, 2014

    About hair regrowth again.

    OK, I know I've asked questions about hair regrowth before and don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful for what has come back. Before chemo my hair was very thick and now it's pretty thin especially the crown. I mean I'm kicking butt out of TNBC, but I still miss my thick hair. So. This is my question.
    Has anyone used Biotin and what were the results. I have not started using it yet I know like anything it will take time. I was two years past chemo on March 1st.

    11 Answers from the Community

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    • lilymadeline's Avatar

      I probably answered you before! ;-)
      I've heard good things about Biotin I haven't used it myself, although I would have definitely given it a try if I hadn't already had success using a combination of Rogaine ( mens generic ) and MSM. Good luck to you and I am sure that you find the right thing to help your hair! Best wishes for lots of hair! And congratulations on you success over TNBC! That is really the only important thing and I'm so happy to hear it!

      over 7 years ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar

      My mother uses it for thinning hair and it works like a charm for her. I am also afraid my hair will not come back thick and wavy like it was. Try it, couldn't hurt, right?

      over 7 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I know exactly how you feel. Before Chemo, I had full bodied hair with a natural wave whereas I would just towel dry & it would fall into a nice style. Now, I have thin straight hair that does nothing. What is ironic is that my friend had thin hair before chemo and now she has full wavy hair. It's crazy. Just this morning, I was thinking about asking this same question so I thank you for doing it. I will be two years past chemo in April so we are both at about the same time period. Good Luck

      over 7 years ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar

      I can say it certainly won't hurt you; it can only help. I've been taking it since October, and my hair is coming back thicker than before and looks like it will be curly again! I'm not sure if one has to stay on the supplements for life to keep the hair, so I am going to ask my sister, as my bottle will run out soon. Congratulations on getting through TNBC! HUGS and God bless!

      over 7 years ago
    • Mikilog's Avatar

      Hi, since finishing chemo back in August I have been using biotin , to great success I think,my hair skin and nails seem better. my hair was poker straight prior to chemo is now tight curls !!!! I love it!! Back in dec. I went into Sally's and was looking for nioxin(hair dresser recommended it) I picked up their version "nutri-ox". I have been using it since and I think it is thicker,shinier. I recommended it to a friend who just had "thinning" hair and I swear after a month hers is thicker!

      over 7 years ago
    • baridirects' Avatar

      My elderly mother, who hair has progressively thinned over the last few years, has been using Biotin with good results.

      Like any other supplement you are thinking of adding to your plan, it's absolutely worth running it by your oncologist to be sure they are aware of what you're taking.


      over 7 years ago
    • cjtrumbo's Avatar

      Thanks for all your comments and encouragement. I'm going to tell my Sister what you all have said about Biotin. She has a serious heart problem and because of the meds , her hair has become quite thin too. Her Cardiologist recommended Biotin just recently. I know she will be thrilled to hear that it does work. Considering she had sudden cardiac death with a one percent chance to survive six years ago, I would say she's doing very well. We refer to ourselves as the survivor sisters.
      Love to all of you. Big HUGS!

      over 7 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      I had uterine cancer and had surgery, chemo, and radiation. My hair came back thicker than it was before. Since then, I had thyroid cancer. It's been a year since thyroid cancer, but they still don't have my thyroid meds right (hyperthyroit). Anyway, it seems like my hair is starting to thin out with my thyroid numbers off track. You might want to ask your doctor if your thyroid is right.

      over 7 years ago
    • D63's Avatar

      I am also fighting the "thin hair" problem. It has been 1 1/2 years since my chemo and I have been taking Biotin. My hair is coming back but the crown area is very thin, I am still wearing wigs when I go out in public as I do not have enough on the top to really cover the bald spots and to feel comfortable. Hopefully in time it will fill in.

      over 7 years ago
    • sue1037's Avatar

      I just finished chemo in November and radiation in January and I have been taking biotin since December for both hair and nails. I actually think its helping. My nails have dents in them and are growing out Nice and healthy. My head is completely covered in thick hair. Just waiting for it to grow longer so I won't need my hair piece and hat!!!! Can't wait

      over 7 years ago
    • barbsrec's Avatar

      My hair won't come back either and I have tried everything. I'm at a loss of what to try next. There has to be something we can do. My dog has better hair than me.

      over 7 years ago

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